Careers in Journalism & Mass Communication After School

  • Career Details
  • Top Colleges
  • Delhi University
  • Jamia Millia Islamia
  • IPU-CET BJMC
  • Symbiosis
  • Manipal University
  • Amity University

Career in Journalism & Mass Communication.

Mass communication is not limited to journalism alone. To a great extentmass media is a modern reality which covers all aspects of human life.Moreover, a great change can be observed in the concept of peopleworking in mass media. Careers in Mass communication are not onlyhigh paying but also bring in a great deal of job satisfaction andexpression of creativity.Not long ago, people with good communication skillsand a degree in literature were considered fit forjournalismand other areas of masscommunication. However, with technologyplaying greater role in our lives, all professionsrelated a mass communication now requireskilled professionals who work fast and efficientlysend across the message to a whole range ofaudience. Even though with the proliferation ofblogs, it is commonly claimed that ‘anyone’ canbecome a journalist, a closer inspection of realityproves that only those only those with professionaltraining make the grade.

Career Prospects

A professional course in Mass Communication open doors for a career in films & TV, publishing, publicrelations, Journalism, editing, direction, film-marking, script-writing, production, etc. In nutshell, massCommunication widens up the horizon of Career options for a person. Depending upon personal interest andinclination, a Mass Communication & Journalism professional can choose a job. Attractive and high payingjobs as journalist, actor, director, editor, screen writer, RJ, producer, VJ, etc. are available to the talented andtrained individuals.

Job Prospects

  • Fashion Photographer
  • Film Director
  • TV Correspondent
  • Producer
  • Radio Jockey/ RJ
  • Screenwriter
  • Sound Engineer
  • Editor
  • Sound Mixer & Sound Recordist
  • Special Correspondent
  • Video Jockey
  • Art Director
  • Event Manager
  • Public Relations Officer 

Top Institutes/Colleges/Universities ofJournalism & Mass Communication

  • Delhi University
  • IP-University
  • Manipal University
  • Symbiosis-Pune
  • JamiaMiliaIslamia
  • St.Xavier’s College-Mumbai

  • Institute / University / College

    Program(s)

    Exam Name

    Eligibility

    Selection

    Exam Date

    Registration Fees

    Exam Mode

    No of Qns.

    Paper Structure

    Exam Duration
    in Minutes

    Negative Marking

    Amity University (Noida)

    B.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication)

    Direct Admission Process

    10+2 English is a mandatory subject

    Qualifying candidates will be informed about the date, time and venue of Admission Procedure (written test and/or Group Discussion and/or Interview) on the Admission Microsite

    Qualifying candidates will be informed about the date, time and venue of Admission Procedure (written test and/or Group Discussion and/or Interview) on the Admission Microsite

    Rs. 1100

    N\A

    N\A

    written test and/or Group Discussion and/or Interview

    N\A

    N\A

    Delhi University

    B.A (H) Multi Media and Mass Communication (MMMC)

    Entrance Test

    ONLY FOR WOMEN CANDIDATES.
    75% aggregate of best four including 85% in English

     

    June
    {2018 Entrance Exam Date, Not Declared Yet.}

    Rs. 500 online

    Pen Paper Mode

    100

     

     

    Yes, 25%

    GGSIP University

    Bachelor of Arts
    (Journalism & Mass
    Communication)

    IPU-CET-BJMC

    Pass in XII or equivalent with a min. of 50%
    marks in aggregate* & must also have passed English (core or elective or
    functional) as a subject.
    As on 01.08.2017 candidate should not be beyond 21 years

    Shortlisted candidates are supposed to login in to the official site and check their counselling dates

    Saturday, 29 April, 2017

    Rs. 1000 Online

    Pen Paper Mode

    150

    English–(25%)
    GA-(25%)
    Reasoning-(25%)
    Media Aptitude-(25%)

    150 min

    Yes, 25%

    JamiaMilliaIslamia

    B.A. (Hons) (Mass Media Hindi)

    CET

    Sr. Sec. School Cert. or Eq. with not less than 50% in aggregate or in the subject concerned

    Candidates scoring equals or more than to 30% in Entrance Test will be called for Interview/Admission

    07/05/2017 Sunday
    09:00-10:45 am

    Rs. 700

    Pen Paper Mode

    100

    Part-A 40 GK, Current Affairs & Contemporary National and
    International Events. Each Que. contains one mark
    Part-B descriptive Que. with weightage of 60 marks consisting of 5 Questions of 6 marks each and 3 Questions of 10 marks each. Questions will be based on GK& Current
    Affairs, Literature and Culture, Gen. awareness of Media Hindi
    Newspapers & Mag., Radio, TV Programs, Film&
    Advert.

    105

    Yes, 25% in Part-A

    Manipal University

    B. A(Journalism & Comm. Studies)
    B. Arts (Media &Comm)

    MU-OET

    Pass in 10+2, A Level, IB, American 12th grade or equivalent and a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate. Arts group subjects will be the preferred qualification

    Admissions are done on the basis of rank in the All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET) 2017

    10, 14, 17, 24 April and 5, 8 May 2017

    Rs. 2000

    ONLINE

    100

    Numeracy (20), Conceptual (25), General English (20), General Awareness (20), Case Study (15)

    120

    No -ve Marking.

    St. Xavier's College Mumbai

    BACHELOR OF MASS MEDIA (B.M.M.)

    BMM Entrance Test

    12th pass with atleast 65%
    date of birth falls on or after 1st June 1994

    Entrance Test: 60%, XII Std. marks: 30% and Personal Interview: 10 %.

    June 1st Week, 2017

    prescribed fees of Rs.320 and verification of document fees of Rs.500 (Total Rs.820) to the College Office

    Pen Paper Mode

    100

    The Question paper will consist of 2 Sections made up of objective and subjective type questions
    i)   For the BMM it will consist of questions on General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Data Interpretation, Economics, English Language and Comprehension Skills, Logical Reasoning and Critical Analysis & Creative Thinking.
    >Simple calculators are permitted.

    120

    No -ve Marking.

    Symbiosis

    B.A. (M.C)

    SET-Gen

    12th pass with atleast 60% & Max. 20 years of age. (Gen.)

    SET &
    Personal Interaction and Written Ability Test (PI-WAT)

    May 6, 2017

    Rs. 1500 Online/DD

    Pen Paper Mode

    150

    English-40, Maths-40, GK-40, Reasoning-30

    150

    No -ve Marking.

     

     

     

  • Entrance Exam Name:B.A (H) Multi Media and Mass Communication (MMMC)

    Registration Fees:Rs. 500

    Eligibility:

    Course

    MinimumPercentageRequired

    MandatoryRequirementof Subjects

    Studied and Passed

    Bachelor of Arts(Honours) inMultimedia andMassCommunication

    An aggregate of75% marks inthe best four(including 85%in English) ofthe qualifyingexamination.

    85% inEnglish

     

    Important Dates:

    Date of Starting of Registration: 16-6-2017 {2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Last Date of Submission of Forms: 25-6-2017 {2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Exam Date:2-7-2017 {2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Paper Pattern:

    Exam Mode: OFFLINE / Pen and Paper based test

    No. of Questions: 100

    Question Type:Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

    Exam Duration: 120 Minutes

    Negative Marking:Yes, -1 Mark for each wrong answer

    Selection Criteria:Selection/Admission willbe done according to themerit list prepared on thebasis of the marks securedin the Entrance Test.

    • The Entrance test will betwo hours duration and willbe based on GeneralAwareness, MediaAwareness, CurrentAffairs, EnglishComprehension andGrammatical andAnalytical Skills.
    • The Entrance test is ofMultiple Choice Question(MCQ) format.
    • There will be 100questions. For each correctanswer, a student shallscore +4 marks and foreach wrong answer, therewill be -1 mark.
    • There will be no descriptivequestions.

    Syllabus:GeneralAwareness, MediaAwareness, CurrentAffairs, EnglishComprehension andGrammatical andAnalytical Skills.

    Colleges and No. of Seats:Indraprastha College for Woman, DU, Seats - 52

     

  • Entrance Exam Name:CET - B.A. (Hons) (Mass Media Hindi)

    Registration Fees:Rs. 700

    Eligibility:Senior Sec. School Certificate or an equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate or in the subject concerned.

    Important Dates:

    Date of Starting of Registration: 2-2-2017 {2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Last Date of Submission of Forms: 11-3-2017 {2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Exam Date:7-5-2017 {2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Paper Pattern:

     

     

    No. of Questions

    Max. Marks

    Part-A

    Current Affairs & Contemporary National andInternational Events

    40

    40

    Part-B

    Descriptive Questions (5 Questions of 6 marks each and 3 Questions of 10 marks each. Questions will be based on GK& CurrentAffairs, Literature and Culture, Gen. awareness of Media HindiNewspapers & Mag., Radio, TV Programs, Film&Advert.)

    60

    60

     

    Total

    100

    100

     

    Exam Mode:OFFLINE / Pen and Paper based test

    No. of Questions: 100

    Question Type:Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

    Exam Duration: 105 Minutes

    Negative Marking:Yes, -0.25 Mark for each wrong answer

    Selection Criteria:

    Candidates scoring equals or more than to 30% in Entrance Test will be called for Interview/Admission.

    Syllabus:GK,Current Affairs & Contemporary National andInternational Events, Literature and Culture, General awareness of Media HindiNewspapers & Mag., Radio, TV Programs, Film &Advertisements.

    Colleges and No. of Seats:JamiaMilliaIslamia,

    Seats: 25

  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

  • Entrance Exam Name:IPU-CET-BJMC

    Registration Fees:Rs. 1000

    Eligibility:

    Pass in 12th Class of 10+2 of CBSE or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate* and must also have passed English (core or elective or functional) as a subject.

    *Aggregate of 50% marks in the 12th class for the purpose of eligibility will be taken as the aggregate of best four subjects (unless otherwise specified) including English and compulsory subject(s), if any. These compulsory subjects will vary for various programmes. The details of compulsory subject(s) (if changed) whatever applicable will be notified on university website before start of the counselling.

     

    Important Dates:

    Date of Starting of Registration: 15-2-2017 {2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Last Date of Submission of Forms: 4-4-2017 {2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Exam Date: 29-4-2017{2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Paper Pattern:

    Sr. No.

    Subjects of Entrance Test*

    Weightage

    1

    English Language and Comprehension

    25%

    2

    General Awareness

    25%

    3

    Reasoning

    25%

    4

    Media Aptitude

    25%

     

    Maximum Marks

    600

    * The division of number of questions in subparts of the syllabi is indicative.

     

    Exam Mode: OFFLINE / Pen-Paper Mode

    No. of Questions: 150

    Question Type: Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

    Exam Duration: 150 Minutes

    Negative Marking: Yes, -1 Mark for each wrong answer

    Selection Criteria:

    1. Admission Criteria: All applicants must appear in the CET conducted. The admissions would be based on the merit / rank in the CET.
    2. Admission of students passing out of GGSIPU: The CPI awarded by the University to be treated as equivalent to percentage.
    3. All applicants must appear in the appropriate CET for admission.
    4. Only CET qualified applicants shall be considered for admission, through the University counselling subject to fulfillment of eligibility and admission criteria.

     

    Syllabus: English Language and Comprehension, General Awareness, Reasoning, Media Aptitude.

    Colleges and No. of Seats:Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University,

    Seats: 1221

  • Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communication

  • Entrance Exam Name:Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)

    Registration Fees:Rs. 1500

    Eligibility:Students having completed 10+2 (or 10+3 Diploma approved by State Board of Technical Education) in any discipline from any recognised Board / Council / Universitywith a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST) aggregate marks, or equivalent grades, are eligible to seek admission. Applicants expecting their 12th results may also apply.It is incumbent upon them to furnish proof of securing a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST) aggregate marks, or equivalent grades, at the time of the second round ofadmission.

    Important Dates:

    Date of Starting of Registration: 26-12-2016 {2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Last Date of Submission of Forms: 13-4-2017 {2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Exam Date:6-5-2017 {2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Paper Pattern:

    Sr. No.

    Section

    Number of Questions

    Total Marks

    1.

    General English

    40

    40

    2.

    Quantitative

    40

    40

    3.

    General Awareness

    40

    40

    4.

    Analytical & Logical Reasoning

    30

    30

     

    Total

    150

    150

     

    Exam Mode:OFFLINE / Pen Paper Mode

    No. of Questions: 150

    Question Type: Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

    Exam Duration: 150 Minutes

    Negative Marking:No, There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

    Selection Criteria:

    Further selection process of the chosen institutes, ifinvited.

    • Each institute has its own cut-off score, as mentionedin the prospectus.
    • The individual institute as per its admission schedulewill announce the successful short-listed candidatesand wait-list condition on their website.
    • For details of selection process and schedules, pleaserefer to the Website of respective institute(s).

    Institute: SCMC

    SET Test Score Scaled down to 30 Marks: 30

    PI-WAT (50 Marks)

    PI: 30

    WAT: 10

    Studio Test: 10

    Academic Profile: 20

    Total = 100

     

    Syllabus:General English, Quantitative, General Awareness, Analytical & Logical Reasoning

    Colleges and No. of Seats: Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communication (SCMC), Seats - 120

  • Manipal University

    Entrance Exam Name: Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU- OET)

  • Registration Fees: Rs. 2000

    Eligibility: Pass in 10+2, A Level, IB, American 12th grade or equivalent and a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate. Arts group subjects will be the preferred qualification.

    Important Dates:

    Date of Starting of Registration: Registrations Open

    Last Date of Submission of Forms: 21-3-2018

    Exam Date: 10, 14, 17, 24 April and 5, 8 May 2017 {2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Paper Pattern:

    Sr. No.

    Section

    Number of Questions

    Total Marks

    1.

    Numeracy

    20

    20

    2.

    Conceptual

    25

    25

    3.

    General English

    20

    20

    4.

    General Awareness

    20

    20

    5.

    Case Study

    15

    15

     

    Total

    100

    100

     

    Exam Mode: ONLINE

    No. of Questions: 100

    Question Type: Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

    Exam Duration: 120 Minutes

    Negative Marking: No, There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

    Selection Criteria:

    General Category: Admissions are done on the basis of rank in the All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET).

    Foreign/NRI Category: Admissions are done on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination.

    Note: Candidates can apply both under General and Foreign/NRI Category. Change of category from Foreign/NRI to General after admissions will not be entertained under any circumstances.

     

    Syllabus: Numeracy, Conceptual, General English, General Awareness, Case Study.

  • Amity University

  • Registration Fees: Rs. 1100

    Eligibility:

    Programme by Discipline

    Program

    Code

    Duration

    Eligibility

    Admission based on

     

    Remarks

    10+2 %age

    English  Language

    Test

    Interview

    COMMUNICATION

    B.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication)

     

    B.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication) - 3 Continent

     

    B.A. (Film & Television Production)

     

    B.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication) – Evening

     

    B.A. (Mass Communication - International)

     

    10798

     

     

    10724

     

     

    10698

     

    10799

     

     

    101099

    3 Years

    10+2

    Yes

    Yes, Compulsory

    Yes, Compulsory

    With an exit option to have advanced entry in the Final year of

    B.A. (Hons) - Multimedia Journalism

    at the University of Northampton, UK*

     

    Important Dates:

    Date of Starting of Registration: March {2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Last Date of Submission of Forms: June {2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Exam Date: The University will provide multiple dates for appearing in the selection / admission process but a single date will be released at a time on the Admission Microsite of the applicant. {2018 Not Declared Yet}

    Exam Mode: English language test followed by GD/Personal interview

    Selection Criteria:

    The selection procedure comprises of an English language test followed by GD/Personal interview. Program based written test/creative/physical test is conducted wherever necessary.

    After confirmation on your Admission Micro site about receipt of your Form, it will normally be processed within 3 to 5 working days.

    Qualifying candidates will be informed about the date, time and venue of Selection Process (written test and/or Group Discussion and/or Interview).

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